2016 half-year review: Winning formula pays off for mid-size publishers

2016 half-year review: Winning formula pays off for mid-size publishers

For the first part of 2016, it is the mid-sized publishers that are driving the overall market’s excellent 9.3% print sales growth. The businesses between positions four to six—including the new-look Independent Alliance (IA)—in our Top 20 publishers chart had double-digit sales rises through Nielsen BookScan.

Collectively these four groups generated sales of £95.5m through the TCM, up 25.9%. In pure revenue terms this is a £19.7m gain, meaning this small cohort of publishers lying just behind the “Big Three” are responsible for 36% of the market’s £54.8m print rise in 2016’s first half.

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